Following on (belatedly) from Eclectic Eavesdroppings Favourite Albums of the year, here are my Favourite Songs of 2011. Compressing the musical year into a mere twenty-five songs is a tough task for a music junkie like myself. Listing the songs in order of preference is near impossible. But either way, I’ve done my best to get a list together and even though it’s incredibly subjective, it sums up a very good year in music. Stream it as a playlist on YouTube over HERE or download a copy of the whole mix over HERE.
25. Avicii: Levels
The soundtrack to my summer. House perfection from the next David Guetta.
24. Coldplay: Paradise
Stadium sized pop/rock as it’s meant to sound. Coldplay got their mojo back.
23. J. Cole: Nobody’s Perfect
The future of rap has the perfect formula: skilled lyricism with a killer hook.
22. DJ Khaled: I’m On One feat. Drake, Lil Wayne & Rick Ross
Three of the best rappers around out do themselves on this space-age beat.
21. Sun Airway: Wild Palms
Close your eyes for this blissful journey into a warm dreamscape.
For the tone deaf out there who couldn’t hear the similarity to Hold Yuh by Gyptian, this is a cover by a latino band called Los Rakas. The lush visuals are filmed in San Francisco, Panama and the video involves carnival dancers, house parties, beaches, parades and sunsets amongst other daily necesities. I know very little about these cool cats but if you head over to their Bandcamp or Website you’ll probably leave a more knowledgeable person.